I really don't see AT&T subsidizing the iPhone, unless it's the current generation, just to clear stock. Kevin Rose, I'm sure, has some insider contacts, but like the other guys said, he hasn't been right in the past.
Never thought of that before! What's preventing Apple from continuing to sell the current iPhone model, maybe just at 8G, as the "low-end" iPhone without all of the new gadgets (gps, 2 cameras, better camera, etc)? This would be reminiscent of the launch of the iPod Touch and the iPod Classic was born. It's going to run the new iPhone OS so this is definitely plausible.
I don't know if it would make to much sense to sell the current version at a lower price, I mean sure more people would proabably buy it but look at what they did to the 4gb version when it became obsolete. don't you think they'd do the sams with the current version?
But anyway's I'm not snobby or anything, but I hope that that the price point stays as it is or "expensive". Im in High School and I remember that iPods were like the coolest things you could have or own, but when the shuffle came out it didn't matter much cause it didn't have a screen, but when the nano came out it seemed like everyone was able to have an iPod. Back then it seemed like something "exclusive", If the iPhone did that I sell mine in second cause it wouldn't take long for them to end up like the razr!
You do remember the Razr right?Lol! It started off as an ultra exclusive phone, then went to retail as being the "$500 dollar phone" and it seemed like every 6-months to a year another $100 dollars would be knocked, til it became a free phone for almost every carrier, and everyone and their grandma has a razr!
Do you want 7-8 year olds with an iPhone? Cause I've seriously seen a 7 year old with a razr, and a iPod nano!- and what hurt more is that he treated his iPod with no respect throwing it around like it were a "zune", Lol!